Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

Image description: An illustration that includes an Amazon Echo device, with a figure of a blind man next to it, and another figure in the background that represents the blind man’s son.
 Image description: An illustration that includes an Amazon Echo device, with a figure of a blind man next to it, and another figure in the background that represents the blind man's son.

Image description: An illustration that includes an Amazon Echo device, with a figure of a blind man next to it, and another figure in the background that represents the blind man’s son.

Source: The Atlantic

Byline: Ian Bogust

Summary: Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution. For Dad, the Amazon Echo doesn’t carry information so much as it facilitates independence of connection.

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